HC Deb 30 October 1945 vol 415 c379W
Mr. Maclay

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress has been made in the discussions between the Department of Health for Scotland and representatives of local authorities on the subject of housing subsidies.

Mr. Buchanan

At a meeting which my right hon. Friend and I had with them on 7th September, the three associations of local authorities were invited to appoint a committee to engage in discussions on this subject. This committee was appointed at the beginning of October and its first meeting with officers of my Department was held on 25th October. Further meetings will be necessary, but the hon. Member may be assured that the discussions will be pushed on with all speed.

Mr. McGovern

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the amount of land purchased by Glasgow Corporation for housing purposes since 1936; the name of the owners; the price paid; the price per acre in each case; and the rating valuation on the Valuation Roll.

Mr. Buchanan

The total amount of land purchased by the Corporation since the beginning of 1936 is 3,805 acres, costing a total of £784,415 or £206 per acre. The remaining information asked for is not available in my Department, but I am asking the Corporation if it is practicable for them to extract it and I will write to the hon. Member when I get their reply.